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What Do I Need To Know If I Am Flying With My Baby
Travel "sucks": If you are flying with an infant, have something for them to suck on during ascent and descent. This can be a breast, bottle, pacifier.But don't give it to them too soon. If you start it while you are taxi-ing, they may be finished before you take off. Wait until you are actually lifting off or descending to start the sucking to help the ear pressure. Beware -jet bathrooms are tiny for changing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am flying with my 3 month old baby next week. Is it safe to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to calm him down for the flight?
Call the airline: A private company can set up any restriction it wants (within reason). During my Navy years at an overseas duty station I routinely discharged mom/baby to a van that took them to an airport to fly back to the states. There was no problem at that point getting tickets or with the baby, but I would call ahead or search for info online from the airline. ...Read more
I am flying but little concerned that need to fly next month back and by that time if i detect pregnancy so can I be restricted to fly?
Yes but only if . . : Check your airline's restrictions. For instance, here is virgin atlantic's: http://www.Virgin-atlantic.Com/us/en/travel-information/special-assistance/pregnancy.Html. In other words, very unlikely to be any restrictions if in 1st or 2nd trimester (which it sounds like might be for you). Since you're flying in a month & might find yourself pregnant then, it's now time to start prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
I am flying in 2 weeks with a 4mm kidney stone which is in the bottom of my kidney. Minimal to no pain. Will the flight altitude make the stone move?
No, but...: Changing altitude will not alter the odd for this 4-mm stone to move, but its timing of moving and dropping is entirely unpredictable so air pilots are advised to be stone-free. As to air passengers, it is up to their choice and risk. Besides, personal past history of stone disease may be a good reference to project how possible a stone in kidney may move, but still not 100% certain. Best wish ... ...Read more
I am flying for the first time, is it okay to take sudafed with afrin (oxymetazoline)? If so how soon should I use booth before the plane takes off and lands?
No: Both medications are considered decongestants, so you only want to take one or the other, not both. If you take the sudafed, i would take it about 30 minutes prior to flying. If you use the afrin, (oxymetazoline) it tends to start working fairly quickly, so 5-10 minutes prior to flying should be adequate. ...Read more
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